Matthew Shroyer comes to the firm with a background in civil rights litigation almost exclusively under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He has participated in all aspects of litigation including trials in both federal and state court representing individuals whose Constitutional rights were violated via False Arrest, Excessive Force, and Malicious Prosecution. He graduated from an accelerated program at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Criminal Law and Procedure in 2010 where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship each semester. While at Cardozo he served on the Journal of Conflict Resolution, argued a criminal appeal before the Appellate Division, First Department, and completed internships at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York and in the chambers of United States Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, also in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Shroyer obtained a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 in Biological Aspects of Conservation. After graduating from UW he lived for a year in a rural village in South Korea teaching English before moving to New York where he worked in a diner and taught hockey lessons in Central Park while preparing for the LSAT. Mr. Shroyer has served on the Criminal Courts and Drugs and the Law Committees at the New York City Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.